Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (AMN) associated with endometriosis:
report of five cases and literature review.
Appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (AMN) is defined as a distended,
mucous-filled appendix. It is a rare condition seen in only 8% of cases
of appendiceal tumors. Appendiceal mucocele associated with
endometriosis is extremely rare with only 16 cases described in the
literature to date. In view of the scarcity of the finding, few data are
available on preoperative assessment of AMN in women with endometriosis.
The goal of the present study was to describe the imaging features that
could be suggestive of AMN in the context of endometriosis, as well as
the specific management and outcomes.